Why is this abortion service needed?
A safe abortion service protects a woman's life and health when she needs to end her unwanted pregnancy. This abortion service trusts women to make conscious, well-informed decisions about their bodies.
Abortion is the most performed medical intervention in the world. According to the World Health Organization, each year 56 million women choose to have an abortion for all sorts of private reasons. Still many women do not have access to safe abortion services and are forced to risk their lives and health. They try to end their pregnancies with knitting needles, soap solutions, blows to the abdomen. They get abortions from individuals without medical training in unsanitary conditions. This is very dangerous and should never be done. This service provides a safe alternative by giving women to access safe medical abortions.
Women on Web works to help women achieve the World Health Organization's definition of health. "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (Preamble, Constitution of the World Health Organization, adopted in 1946 by all members of the World Health Organization as the operative definition of health.) It is well-documented that without reasonable access to safe abortion services, women voluntarily risk their health and lives to obtain clandestine abortions from unqualified persons in unhygienic conditions. Access to legal and safe abortions is therefore required to protect pregnant women’s lives and health.